Graceland University is a private, non-profit institution of approximately 1,450 undergraduate and graduate students. Founded in 1895 with the support of the Community of Christ, it is recognized by the Princeton Review as “Best in the Midwest” since 2012. Graceland University is seeking multiple adjunct faculty appointments for its developing Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program in Independence, Missouri.
Under the general direction of the DPT Program Director, adjunct faculty responsibilities are primarily teaching and include the following:
- Assist in all course related activities as directed by the lead and/or co-lead instructors.
- Plan and deliver classes via face to face lab instruction or distance education that conform to the syllabus and other requirements of the University.
- Demonstrate a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively in the context of an integrated education.
- Maintain accurate and complete records on student participation and performance, use appropriate measures and evaluate student performance based on established student learning outcomes.
- Provide timely feedback to students and assign grades that are an accurate and fair evaluation of student work.
- Submit grades and any other required documentation in a timely manner.
- Administer student evaluations of faculty at the end of each course, review evaluation summaries, and meet with the program director to review.
- Meet deadlines and follow directions of the lead course instructor/program/program director.
- Maintain competence in the academic field by remaining current in their own and related disciplines and in the most effective hybrid instructional methods.
- Demonstrate effectiveness in the synthesis, interpretation, and communication of new knowledge.
- Travel to Kansas City, MO is required for assigned courses.
- Earned Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (or tDPT) from an accredited university OR terminal degree (PhD, EdD, DSc) in physical therapy or related field
- Demonstrated expertise in designated clinical area and/or preferred ABPTS board certification or advanced professional certification
- Strong commitment to inclusivity and diversity, and ability to interact effectively with diverse cultural and ethnic groups in both a virtual and face to face environment
- Licensed or eligible for licensure in Kansas
- Active in professional and scholarship activities at local, state, national, and/or international levels preferred
- Demonstrated evidence of teaching effectiveness, experience, or certification in a hybrid model of education or area of expertise
Review of candidates will begin immediately, and the process will include a self-assessment of content expertise with application to our plan of study and brief interview with faculty. Program launch is January of 2024 but a tentative contractual obligation is required prior to April, 2023. Please include the following:
- Cover letter with brief explanation of your initial areas of content interest
- Contact information for 2 references that can speak to your ability as an instructor and teammate (email preferred)
Please address questions to:
Leigh Murray, PT, PhD
Search Committee Chair
1401 W. Truman Rd.
Independence, MO 64050